Our phones and emails have been busy recently due to the Tories proposal to change the existing Pardon legislation.
If the changes go through and become law, it will make it harder for certain people to obtain a Canada Pardon.
Right now, most employers in the country are running criminal checks on prospective employees and if the candidate has a criminal record, it has become a lot more difficult to obtain employment. In addition, the US has the right to refuse entry to anyone with a criminal record.
Here is a recent article in the Toronto Star entitled “Ex-Offenders decry Tory Pardon reform” which highlights this issue. Our organization, Pardons Canada is quoted in the article as well:
If you have any questions regarding this topic or about Pardons and US Entry Waivers email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-929-6011.